The leadership of Ukraine is not going to hold local elections in the Donbas region and give the region a special status, said on Wednesday the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groisman.
"would all calm down and repeat the following: no elections in the territories that are not controlled by Ukraine, will not. No Amnesty For those responsible for criminal acts against humanity has the ability to be in principle ", – wrote Groysman on his page on Facebook, reports the news Agency.
Groisman equally once again confirmed the reluctance of Kiev to comply with the Minsk agreements on granting special status to the Donbas." Already tired to speak, but no special status of Donbass not. There is a law on local self-government on the part of the territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions, which provides precise mechanisms of life in these areas, if militants lay down their arms, we will receive oversight over the border and these territories will once again hang Ukrainian flags, " - said the head of the Ukrainian Parliament. Recall, on Tuesday, the Plenipotentiary representative of the Luhansk national Republic in Minsk Vladislav Danego said that the question of the special status of Donbass does not disseminated predecessor comprising. Last week authorized Authorized Donetsk and Lugansk national republics Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Danego appealed to the representatives of Kiev in the contact group with the appeal to come to a common opinion on the special status of Donbass. Remember, on July 16, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko submitted to the Parliament amendments to the Constitution with the regulations on the status of Donbass. This Poroshenko, introducing the draft changes to the main law of the country, declared that Ukraine "was, there is and will be" a unitary state, the proposed changes to the Constitution do not provide for a special status For Donbass. Rada has approved these amendments, and the draft was sent to the constitutional court For evaluation. The direction of change in the COP endorsed 288 deputies are Glad of 450. For the final adoption of the law on introducing changes to the Constitution will need More than 300 votes of parliamentarians. The meeting was attended by the us Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and U.S. assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland. In the Donbass told that these amendments are irrelevant to the implementation of the Minsk agreements. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated before that shows the President of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada the project of constitutional reform completely ignores suggestions republics of Donbass.